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Cardiology, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Bed Manager

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
  • Reporting to the Matron for Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery , Head of Nursing Cardiology, Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery or Matron Site Operation leading a shift, post holder is expected to work a rota of long days and weekend shifts including bank holidays.
  • Post holder will ensure that during their shift, the placement of patients into beds is both safe and appropriate and supports patient flow in both emergency and elective streams in addition to making the best use of the Trust's bed stock to achieve both local and national targets.
  • Post holder will support Matrons, Heads of Nursing and Matrons Site Operations both in and out of hours, providing senior support to ensure that best possible care is delivered in a safe manner within Cardiology, Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic surgery departments.
  • Post Holder will work closely with an array of multi- disciplinary and speciality teams.
  • To succeed in this role, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You will also need to be able to deal with challenging situations in a fast-paced environment making independent decisions to avoid delays in the patient's journey, whilst acting in a calm and professional manner.
  • The post holder will be part of the Trust's emergency response teams.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain a 'bed state' that accurately reflects the position of St George's Hospital during the span of a shift.
  • To coordinate the flow of both emergency and elective patients through St George's Hospital ensuring there is sufficient capacity to assist in the achievement of both Trust and National performance targets.
  • To minimise patient moves ensuring all infection control guidelines are followed and ensure patients are allocated to single gender accommodation.
  • To collate and be accountable for the accuracy of, Bed Management data for internal and external reporting.
  • To be responsible for liaising with other agencies ensuring our patients are repatriated to their host organisations within the agreed timescale.
  • To monitor the trigger factors associated with, and when necessary implement the Trust's escalation policy.
  • To provide support and advice to the ward discharge co-ordinators, taking appropriate action to ensure that the Trust meets its obligations under the Delayed Discharge Act (etc.) 2003.
  • To maintain links with community agencies fostering good and productive working relationships.

About us

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Minimum 2 years Band 6
  • Recent experience of being in charge of a ward or unit on a shift to shift basis
  • Worked in an acute setting.


  • Experince of managing difficult/challenging situations
  • Knowledge of/experience of discharges processes and patient flow
  • Knowledge of local and national performance targets



  • 1st Degree or working towards
  • Completed ILS or ALs Course


  • Leadership Course
  • Mentorship qualification

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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